All praises are due to Allāh ﷻ and peace and salutations upon the best of mankind, Muḥammad ﷺ His family, companions raḍiyAllāhu ʿanhum and those who follow him until the Last Day.
Between taking new lessons, memorization and attending to other responsibilities, many students feel they can’t really find the time to keep up on their personal health and wellness until an illness catches hold and stops them in their tracks.
Living a healthy lifestyle while being a student is something that needs to be taken serious but is often
Overlooked because of how intensive and demanding the student lifestyle can be especially for the full time Alimiyyah students. While we are nourishing our spirits with the studies of Dīn, we often neglect our physical body and mental health.
Some careful medical health and wellness tips to assist you:
- Sunlight and your health:
Sunlight helps boost a chemical in your brain called serotonin, and that can give you more energy and help keep you calm, positive, and focused. Sometimes seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and other types of depression are linked to low levels of serotonin. So, get in some morning sunlight as sun exposure is crucial for resetting your body circadian rhythms, This in turn affects all processes of your body (hormonal balance, mood, energy, digestion). If you find yourself getting tired often during the day, struggling with low moods, etc. you may find this simple, free step to be very beneficial.
Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and boost your endurance. Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently, your heart and lung health improve. So, Even if you are busy with your books all day, taking out at least 10 minutes to get in some exercise is important and hopefully keeping your body stronger for more ibadah, and keeping you healthy to serve the Dīn for longer, In Shā Allāh.
A healthy diet can protect the human body against certain types of diseases, in particular noncommunicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, some types of cancer and skeletal conditions. Healthy diets can also contribute to an adequate body weight. Plan ahead for your meals and the times where you just need some energy this goes hand in hand with the need to have adequate diet, and planning ahead for these times are crucial. We all know the hunger and fatigue that hits after a long day of classes which most of us try to combat with junks, some sugary treat and all the convenience food which seem like they re giving us an instant energy boost. We all know though, that these foods are not nourishing us in the short term, nor going to be beneficial for us in the long term, Instead- planning nourishing covenience foods for these times will do us a lot more good. it will nourish your body, and give some much needed energy. For the snacks lovers, you can stock up on raw milk for the week, make baked food with organic ingredients, keep fruit handy. Staying hydrated will give you more energy throughout the day, reinvigorates your body, stops you from overeating and aids in concentration. It also helps prevent those pesky headaches so fill up your water bottle daily.
Most people do not need to take vitamin supplements and can get all the vitamins and minerals they need by eating a healthy, adequate diet. Vitamins and minerals, such as iron, calcium and vitamin C, are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts to work properly.
Unless you have special conditions, taking supplements probably is just not necessary. And in some cases, it might even backfire. If you aren’t feeling well, talk to your doctor first instead of spending money on popular supplements. Taking more than you need costs more and might also raise your risk of side effects. For example, too much vitamin A can cause headaches and liver damage, reduce bone strength, and cause birth defects. Excess iron causes nausea and vomiting and may damage the liver and other organs.
It’s all too easy to get stressed but being overly stressed can cause a variety of health issues. Make sure to give yourself a breaks, maintain a healthy routine on a daily basis and always have time to do activities that are low-stress. It can be difficult to ensure you’re getting enough sleep when you’ve got a huge load of assignments, piled on top of all your other commitments, But getting enough sleep can really improve your overall health and wellness. In addition, try to stick to a sleep schedule so that you can stay well-rested.